Special Issue "Shape Memory Alloys 2014"


A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2015)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kurt R. Ziebeck
Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, CB3, 0HE, UK
Website: http://www.tfm.phy.cam.ac.uk/directory/kraz2@cam.ac.uk
Interests: neutron scattering; low temperature physics; strongly correlated systems; magnetism; functional materials; spintronics; novel materials; spintronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

More than half a century has elapsed since research on Au-Cd alloys stimulated world-wide interest in shape memory and super-elastic behavior. Both the microscopic and mesoscopic transformation processes associated with the essential martensitic phase transition have been extensively studied in a wide range of materials. Consequently, these materials are finding use as sensors, actuators, etc., in fields as diverse as medicine and aviation. Although the phase transition is usually thermally or mechanically driven, more recent research has focused on the ability to achieve this using magnetic fields in ferromagnetic alloys. However, many of the materials studied are brittle which would appear to limit their application. This constraint may be overcome by incorporating the materials in hybrid composites. The possibility of doing this, or incorporating shape memory alloys with other smart materials, opens up new areas of fundamental and applied research.

Prof. Dr. Kurt R Ziebeck
Guest Editor


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  • shape memory
  • phase transitions
  • magnetism
  • transport properties
  • neutron
  • xray and electron scattering
  • smart materials

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p. 1020-1028
by , , , , ,  and
Metals 2015, 5(2), 1020-1028; doi:10.3390/met5021020
Received: 15 April 2015 / Accepted: 25 May 2015 / Published: 5 June 2015
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p. 695-705
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Metals 2015, 5(2), 695-705; doi:10.3390/met5020695
Received: 1 March 2015 / Revised: 20 April 2015 / Accepted: 24 April 2015 / Published: 28 April 2015
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p. 484-503
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Metals 2015, 5(2), 484-503; doi:10.3390/met5020484
Received: 20 February 2015 / Revised: 11 March 2015 / Accepted: 12 March 2015 / Published: 25 March 2015
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p. 609-622
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Metals 2014, 4(4), 609-622; doi:10.3390/met4040609
Received: 11 November 2014 / Revised: 1 December 2014 / Accepted: 3 December 2014 / Published: 18 December 2014
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Last update: 12 March 2015

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